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Formula 1 US Grand Prix At a Glance – Info Sheet, Forecast etc

by on November 12, 2013

This will be the second running of the US GP at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas. Below you will find some useful information I thought to put together for you.

Info Sheet:

  • Date: 17 Nov 2013
  • Circuit:  Circuit of The Americas
  • First Grand Prix: 2012
  • Laps: 56
  • Length: 5.513 km (3.4-mile)
  • Distance: 308.405 km 
  • Lap Record: 1:39.347 – S Vettel (2012)
  • DRS Zones: 2 (Between turns 11 and 12, After turn 20, main straight)
  • Turns: 20
  • Direction: Anti-clockwise
  • Elevation changes:  40m
  • Speed Trap: Back straight at end of DRS Zone 1 (7th Gear 320km/h)

  • 2012 Pole: Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:35.657

2012 Podium

Pos Driver Team Time Grid
1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 35:55.3 2
2 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault +0.6 secs 1
3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari +39.2 secs 7

Circuit Diagram

COTA

F1 TimeTable (local time)

                           Fri 15 November 2013
Practice 1 09:00 – 10:30
Practice 2 13:00 – 14:30
                         Sat 16 November 2013
Practice 3 09:00 – 10:00
Qualifying 12:00
                           Sun 17 November 2013
Race 13:00

Austin Tx – GP Weekend Forecast

austin-forecast

2012 US GP Review Poem

Let’s take a look back At the US Grand Prix
Which was quite entertaining As you might agree

Austin Texas Would set the scene
For Formula One’s Round Nineteen

The weather was cooler Than first projected
But the warm Texas welcome Was just as expected

With open arms And American flair
The US Grand Prix Was beyond compare

The FOTA Fan Forum Was a huge success
The COTA Circuit Was built to impress

Sweeping fast corners And undulations
Gave drivers and fans Odd naughty sensations

Vettel took pole And scampered away
But Hamilton chased To the German’s dismay

Lewis passed Vettel And never looked back
Alonso lacked pace To mount an attack

Massa was fourth He was actually quite quick
But Webber retired As his Red Bull was sick

At the end of the day It’s still Vettel in front
Alonso’s behind But still in the hunt

The final race Will be the decider
It’s Vettel’s to lose But Alonso’s a fighter

So it’s off to Brazil For the Final showdown
Where one of these two Will claim F1’s crown

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